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. that is not high speed the way it is calculated. average miles per hour. the minimum actually under u.s. -- of we have a standard -- 110. almost every high speed train in the world is running today at 130 some, 50 miles per hour average and we are in the dark ages as far as -- you will probably hear from ms. maloney and a few minutes, a segment from new york to boston is around 68 miles per hour average. pitiful. i started to talk about the horrible history highlights of amtrak's attempts to get into high speed rail. they did acquire train some years ago, the acquisition was a total disaster. there were extended expensive lawsuits that went on and on, they required a european design, and european fleet model that was allowed to tilt because you could get faster speed and curves and other things that could enhance the speed. unfortunately amtrak and the way it handled first the acquisition and then the redesign of the equipment, redesigned the vehicles so they were wider and they miscalculated because when the train got a higher speed and tilted the wider trains would hit. to compensate, they had
with cash for alaska andine cuba. that's coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> brian: last thing you want to see is extreme weather extreme waste by the government. that's what we are getting in the last hurricane sandy relief bill . >> gretchen: only a traction is dedicated. the rest goes to government projects that have nothing to do with the storm. how can that be? councilman, why is alaska fisheries getting $150 and u.s. bases. >> we have a spending cap and under the budget agreement the government it except in cases of emergency. this is epped run around the budget process . we don't just have fisheries. we have amtrak subsidy for 366 million. and that is in addition to the subsidies we give them and only 23 million
: to me, the most irresponsible comment came on tv yesterday by a u.s. senator dianne feinstein who is rushing to resurrect a bill on gun control. the most responsible set of comments came from the n.r.a. which said at the beginning when the events begin unfolding on tv let's wait for all the facts to come in. i'm calling as a former v.a. homeless outreach worker in rest l.a. one third of america's homeless are military veterans. every one of them could be off the street with mental health problems and so forth if the v.a. would process the claims that have been four and a half years delayed. we sue the v.a. in the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in may of last year. the government under obama and holder appealed that win before the three justices panel in may of last year to the full court which set aside our victory and veterans are now back to square one with no mental health issues from a v.a. under a former four-star army general who refuses to process our benefits claim. host: ok. here is paul on twitter. my question is how will balm care -- obama care address the shortage
judge has denied a request by apple to ban the sales of dozens of samsung phones in the u.s. the request came after a jury ruled 26 samsung phones infringed upon apple's pattens. their sale would be harsh, because the copy from apple is a small portion of the phone's functionality. >>> and a computer hacker has been sentenced to ten years in prison. christopher cheney tapped into the personal e-mails of dozens of others, mostly in the entertainment industry. johansson told the judge she had been humiliated. >>> finally, take it from me. do not look down. the world's highest, and thus, scariest pedestrian bridge, has opened in the swiss alps. >> no way. >> it is three feet wide. it is suspended 1,500 feet above a glacier. visibility, so poor on opening day. >> why? >> they say you couldn't see what was under your feet. perhaps the most unused bridge in human history is there. >> at least by our team. >> no to and from. >> wherever it needs to go, i hope you don't need anything over there. >> someone has a special assignment coming up. >>> we turn to what may be a major breakthrough in the
will absolutely do that with amtrak and our partners at the u.s. dot. >> thank you. my time is up. >> any further questions from any members of the committee? seeing none, i'd like to thank each of our witnesses for your testimony today. i ask unanimous consent at the record of today's agreement open until such time as our witnesses have provided answers to any questions that have been submitted to them in writing. and unanimous consent the record remain open for 15 days for additional comments and information submitted by members for which it is to be included in the record of today's hearing. without objection, so ordered. i'd like to thank our witnesses again for your testimony today. and appreciate your working with our legislative challenge here today. seeing members have nothing further to add, the hearing is adjourned. .. 's retiring senator daniel akaka spoke on the senate floor yesterday about the life and career of senator inouye. these remarks are 15 minutes. >> madam president, it is very difficult for me to rise today with a heavy heart, to bid aloha, aloha to my good friend, colleag
serving senator in u.s. history, democrat senator inouye died from respiratory complications. president obama praised him calling inoue a true american hero. his staff says his final word was aloha. he was 88 years old. a great, as the president said, great american hero. the charleston post, south carolina governor, nikki haley, selects republican tim scott to replace out-going jim demint. the tea party will be switching and will become the first african-american senator ever from south carolina. >> "boston globe," taking new steps to speed up your check-in this holiday season. the elderly members of the military and other travelers deemed low risk will now be able to keep their shoes, jackets and belts on. the tsa has also expanded its pre-check trusted traveler program to 35 airports. >> those trusted travelers, t.j. >> and a look with "politico" playbook, jim vandyheim. >> there was some movement on the fiscal cliff talks. >> yes. i would say substantial movement where you can see the contours of a deal that can get done potentially pretty quick where the president is willing to say
a second bite at the apple for bob. >> thank you. we are all familiar with the statistics. the u.s. spends on health care than any other developed country. we hear that continuously. i was surprised to hear at a recent conference exactly the reverse is true when it comes to social support spending for lower income groups. for seniors and people with disabilities. which raises the question in my mind, would it be better for us to try to rebalance our spending in the direction that allow people to stay in their homes, functioning well instead of institutionalizing them. which is very expensive. >> we need to figure out how to spend more sensibly and efficiently in health care no matter what else happens. because it makes no sense. we know that it can be done in a smarter way. the question about how and how much support structures that i will say that most, not all, most of the people who are now institutionalized and long-term care and other settings, they are there because they have multiple dependencies that are difficult to treat. most of the people were who are able to be treated within
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